Odisha steps towards free cardiac care
For the expansion of free cardiac treatments aids, the state government has collaborated with Prashanti Medical Services and Research Foundation (PMSRF) for two more years up to 2025 .
The agreement between the two state that, PMSRF will organise free screening camps for children at district hospitals or medical colleges and hospitals or at any other suitable venue to examine, identify and categorise the suspected paediatric cardiac cases. It will provide feasible diagnostic facilities, including echo, at the screening site free of cost.
As per the sources, The foundation will also extend free treatment to the identified patients being referred by the Health and Family Welfare department for congenital cardiac defects at its hospitals.